Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Gospel of Heaven on Earth

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. (Matthew 4:23)

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Matthew 9:35)

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)
There is only one gospel, and that is the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the king whose coming was long ago foretold. His kingdom embodies everything He came to do:
  • The will of the Father (John 5:30; John 6:38).
  • To seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10).
  • To destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
  • That we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
  • That we might have every spiritual blessing heaven has to offer (Ephesians 1:3).
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He commissioned His disciples:
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature … and these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons … they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through accompanying signs. (Mark 16:15, 17-18, 20)
However, healing the sick and casting out demons did not merely accompany the proclamation of the gospel of the kingdom; they were manifestations of the kingdom of God on earth. Jesus said, “If I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you” (Luke 11:20).

The gospel of the kingdom is the gospel of Jesus Christ, the truth that saves us, heals, sets us free, and releases the blessing of God to us in every way. It is the gospel of the kingdom of heaven now manifesting on earth and being preached around the world.



The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
Keys to the Kingdom of God
in the Gospel of Matthew

by Jeff Doles

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